Tribal Liaison

ONRT Tribal Liaison
Ralph Gruebel
505-313-1837

ONRT’s Tribal Liaison is the Executive Director of the agency.  The Tribal Liaison coordinates and oversees agency activities that may impact New Mexico’s tribes, nations and pueblos.  Additionally, the Tribal Liaison serves as an intergovernmental relation resource within ONRT to strengthen state tribal relationships and improve communications.

New Mexico State-Tribal Collaboration Act

State-Tribal Collaboration Act FY2020 Agency Report

State Tribal Executive Orders, Agreements and Policy Statements:

ONRT Tribal Consultation and Collaboration Policy

Executive Order No. 2005-004 : Statewide Adoption of Pilot Tribal Consultation Plans


Executive Order No. 2005-003 : Adoption of Statewide Tribal Consultation Policy on the Protection of Sacred Places and Repatriation


February 1, 2005 – Press Release : New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Signs Historic Executive Orders and Enters MOU with Navajo Nation


2003 Statement of Policy and Process entered into with the nineteen Pueblos, Navajo Nation, and Mescalero Apache Tribe



Additional Tribal Environmental Links:

Tribal Government Officials – Indian Affairs Department (web site)

Tribal Lands & Indian Country in NM

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

Navajo Nation EPA

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc. Office of Environmental Technical Assistance

US EPA Tribal Programs

State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG)

Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) – Tribal Resources Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Tribal Pollution Prevention

Indigenous Environmental Network

Native Americans and the Environment – National Council for Science and the Environment

National Congress of American Indians – State/Tribal Relations